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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:04 pm

:hmz: As far as I know the Baobab returns to the earth extremely quickly due to its soft stem. I believe that within a few months there is hardly any evidence that the tree ever existed.

And now for the next tree! How about a cryptic clue?

If you were driving a Mercedes Benz and a baboon ripped off your 3 pointed star... which tree might assist in a temporary solution? :twisted:

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:33 am

:clap: :clap: :lol:

Well, how about using di-vine providence, for di vine could be wrapped around the broken star, temporarily holding it in place until full repairs can be effected?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:41 am

Then again, the inner bark of the marula tree makes a fine rope that could serve the same purpose as the vine. :hmz:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:31 am

:tongue: Very creative OWN... but alas the incorrect tree! Imagine the Baboon ran off with the hood ornament and you needed a new one... :hmz:

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:25 am

Carambola? Starfruit...
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:38 am

Sorry Heksie not the tree I am thinking of. Trees often trimmed into attractive garden shrubs! Beautiful scented white flowers ageing to yellow. :dance:

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:52 am

Sean, outstanding Q. :clap:

Is it one of the acacias?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:52 am

:roll: Nope! This tree has lovely glossy green leaves... and because of its growth form if one breaks off a twig you may get lucky and see the branchlets off the main stem giving the appearance of a 3 pointed star. Fruit is encased in a pod! :twisted:

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:27 am

Boabab?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:03 pm

Alas no Heksie! :naughty: Let's go over the evidence. Branchlets in whorls of 3 (mercedes reference), leaves glossy dark green, flowers white ageing to yellow, ovoid fruit covered with whitish to grey wart-like lenticels and popular in the urban garden. 8)

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:37 am

:wall: :wall:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:33 am

Transvaal Gardenia or also called Bushveld Gardenia?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:53 am

:hmz:

Philip1 I tend to agree with you
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:33 pm

:dance: Hooray!!! :gflower: Philip you got it! The Bushveld Gardenia is spot on!!! :clap:

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:52 pm

Well done Philip1 :thumbs_up:

Good question SeanP :wink:
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